n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Persistent dizziness and recurrent syncope due to HIV-associated Addison's disease : case report from a resource-limited setting




Addison's disease or primary adrenal insufficiency is a well-recognised fatal endocrine condition among HIV-infected patients. HIV infection is associated with adrenal gland destruction and profound disruption of the hypothalamicpituitary adrenal axis. We describe a case of HIV-associated Addison's disease in a 58-year-old newly diagnosed HIV-seropositive male patient, highlighting its occurrence in this era of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


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